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Gov. Charlie Baker is kicking off the Christmas tree buying season by declaring the day after Thanksgiving "Green Friday" in Massachusetts.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal wants an investigation into a federal agency after a Haitian national was accused of killing a Connecticut woman shortly after his release from prison.

WHITE PLANS, N.Y. (AP) — A terminally ill former New York state senator will serve six months of house arrest after being convicted of lying to the FBI about arranging a high-paying job for his son.

MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) — Alcoa has backed off a plan to close its smelting operations in northern New York after the state agreed to a series of incentives.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is calling on top congressional leaders to pass legislation that would prohibit the sale of firearms and explosives to anyone suspected by the federal government of being a terrorist.

A Montpelier think tank has taken to putting out its own monthly interpretation of Vermont's jobs picture, and this month's report from the Public Assets Institute paints it as bleak.

Police in Cooperstown, New York are urging addicts to bring their drugs and drug paraphernalia to the police station in exchange for treatment, not arrest.

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Authorities say police officers searching for the wreckage of a small airplane that vanished in a New York reservoir have found human remains and items believed to be from the plane.

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General Electric Chief Executive Jeff Immelt says the conglomerate will "always have a big presence in Connecticut," though he confirmed the company is still looking for a new headquarters site.

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Massachusetts’ Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved a new standardized test for public school students.